My mum is 88 and has dementia and is now unable to walk

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by GISLER, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. GISLER

    GISLER Registered User

    Jun 14, 2015
    2
    Mum has only ever said yes for the past three years and is starting to lean over to the left hand side when she is sitting or lying down. Has anybody else had these symptoms and what was the outcome?
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,718
    Female
    Dundee
    Hi and welcome to TP.

    I couldn't believe it when I read your post. I had just finished getting my husband to sit up straight again! Only this week he has started leaning to the left whenever he sits for any length of time. I've tried propping him with cushions etc but he still manages to lean.

    I'll look forward to reading the experiences of others.
     
  3. Katrine

    Katrine Registered User

    Jan 20, 2011
    2,852
    England
    My mum has in the last 6 months started leaning to the right when seated. She's left-handed, if that is of any relevance? She is now almost unable to walk and uses a wheelchair most of the time. Sounds as if our relatives are at a similar stage physically. Wish I knew what caused the leaning, but I don't think it can be corrected. It seems to happen to a lot of people. Perhaps it is the start of muscular contractures? :(
     

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